Sexual Harassment, Title IX and Complaint Procedure

Sexual Harassment and Title IX

WE DO NOT ALLOW SEXUAL HARRASSMENT IN OUR DISTRICT

 

Sexual harassment is prohibited by law. Students do not have to endure sexual harassment.

If you have been sexually harassed or observed sexual harassment, tell an adult on campus. Your complaint will be investigated. You can also contact the Director of Student Services at

429-3410 x216.

 

Complaint Process

If you have been sexually harassed or assaulted tell an adult immediately. If the harassment or assault occurred at school or a school sponsored event your principal is obligated to investigate your complaint. Confidentiality will be kept as much as possible and you will be immediately protected from continued harassment. You will be protected from retaliation. You will receive a written response to your complaint within 60 days.  If you do not receive an adequate response at your school or you need further information, contact the Assistant Director or Educational Services at 429-3410 x248.

 

Disciplinary Actions

Any student who engages in sexual harassment or sexual violence at school or at a school-sponsored or school-related activity shall be subject to disciplinary action. For students in grades 4-12, disciplinary action may include suspension and/or expulsion.

 

Confidentiality

All complaints and allegations of sexual harassment shall be kept confidential except as necessary to carry out the investigation or take other subsequent necessary action

 

Examples of types of conduct which are prohibited in the district and which may constitute sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:

1. Unwelcome leering, sexual flirtations, or propositions

2. Unwelcome sexual slurs, epithets, threats, verbal abuse, derogatory comments, or sexually degrading descriptions

3. Graphic verbal comments about an individual's body or overly personal conversation

4. Sexual jokes, derogatory posters, notes, stories, cartoons, drawings, pictures, obscene

gestures, or computer-generated images of a sexual nature

5. Sexting and cyber sexual bullying.

6. Spreading sexual rumors including on social media, through texting, through apps.

7. Teasing or sexual remarks about students enrolled in a predominantly single-sex class

8. Massaging, grabbing, fondling, stroking, or brushing the body.

9. Touching an individual's body or clothes in a sexual way.

10. Impeding or blocking movements or any physical interference with school activities when directed at an individual on the basis of sex.

11. Displaying sexually suggestive objects

12. Sexual assault, sexual battery, or sexual coercion.

 

 


 

 

 

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